All posts by: Aaron Brooks

03 July 16

Ethiopia Wins Seat on UN Security Council

Ethiopia has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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03 July 16

What Happens After Kenya Closes Dadaab Refugee Camp?

Back in May, Kenya warned the international community it would close the world’s largest refugee camp. At the time it wasn’t clear whether President Kenyatta really intended to close the camp or was simply calling out for more international support. However,
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03 July 16

Kenya: 6 Killed in Al-Shabaab Bus Attack

Al-Shabaab has killed at least six people in an attack on two buses in Kenya’s Mandera County.

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28 June 16

How Will Brexit Affect Africa’s Economies?

After Britain’s shock vote to leave the EU, economies around the world are now asking what this means for their own interests. The short answer is nobody knows at this stage – but it’s precisely that kind of uncertainty that
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28 June 16

Djibouti and China to Build Global Trade Routes

Djibouti and China are teaming up to build global trade routes, including a $7bn free trade zone (FTZ) – set to be the largest in Africa.

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27 June 16

Djibouti: Africa’s Tiny, Surprisingly Popular Port Nation

With a population of less than one million and little more than a port to its name, the dry, arid country of Djibouti may not be the first African nation that comes to mind. If you happened to visit this
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23 June 16

Burundi Cracks Down on Student Protests

A new form of conflict has broken out in Burundi – this time between the state and high school students.

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23 June 16

Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola Sparks Health Fears

The ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in Angola is causing a concern for international health experts.

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23 June 16

South Sudan Pound Weakens Further Against US Dollar

The South Sudanese pound has weakened further against the US dollar as the war-torn country’s economy continues to deteriorate.

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23 June 16

Burundi Threatens to Abandon ICC After Investigations Launched

Burundi has threatened to pull out of the Rome Statute that places it under the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) jurisdiction.

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